Shidler College of Business hosts opening reception at AACSB international conference

HONOLULU— More than 1400 business deans, educators and industry leaders from over 60 countries will be in Honolulu to the attend the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM) from April 22-24, 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

This year’s conference will address new issues and emerging trends in business education and focus on topics that are relevant to the more than 780 AACSB-accredited schools worldwide. The conference also features plenary speakers Susan David, author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility; Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP; and Paul Zak, scientist, entrepreneur and author of Trust Factor and The Moral Molecule.

“This is the second time AACSB has held its conference in Hawai‘i since 2008,” says Vance Roley, Dean of the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business. “Hawai‘i’s ideal location between East and West offers business educators and leaders an opportunity to experience a truly multicultural environment that blends western ideas with various ethnic cultures in a unique Hawaiian setting.”

In addition, the Shidler College of Business is sponsoring the ICAM Welcome Reception, and on Monday, April 23, Dean Vance Roley and college namesake Jay H. Shidler are presenting “Best Practices in Fundraising for the Long-Run,” from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Their presentation will explore innovative approaches to fundraising to secure long-term financial stability and will highlight Mr. Shidler’s $228 million gift to the Shidler College of Business using land-based investments.

About AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

AACSB 2018 International Conference and Annual Meeting